RCN to Field AeroVironment Puma II AE with Mantis i45 Sensor on MCDVs

AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ II AE, maritime mini unmanned aircraft system, for fielding aboard RCN Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV). The Puma II AE systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and a 360-degree antenna system. MDA partnered with AeroVironment to satisfy the requirement of the Department of National Defence of Canada for the Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS). “The addition of our…

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NAVSTA Mayport Hosts Canadian Artifact Ceremony

Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport hosted a ceremony to transfer artifacts uncovered from a 1958 jet crash to the Canadian armed forces, Feb. 26. On Feb. 25, 1958, Royal Canadian Navy Lt. William Thomas Barry Troy was flying an F2H-3 Banshee during a joint exercise with the U.S. Navy when he vanished into dense fog off the coast of NAVSTA Mayport. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a few of Troy’s items washed ashore on the beach of neighboring Hannah Park. Among the items uncovered were a stenciled float…

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Official Spokesperson’s response to a query on invitation to Jaspal Atwal

February 28, 2018 In response to a query regarding invitation to Jaspal Atwal, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “We have seen the recent exchange in the Parliament of Canada regarding two invitations issued to Jaspal Atwal by the Canadian High Commissioner, for functions hosted in honour of the Canadian Prime Minister in India. Let me categorically state that the Government of India, including the security agencies, had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal at the event hosted by the Canadian High…

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